Biochar as a Growing Media Component
Agnieszka Medyńska-Juraszek , Irmina Ćwieląg-Piasecka
AbstractThe chapter describes biochar use as growing media in horticulture. Soilless production has become increasingly important, bringing new challenges to meet with expectations of consumers and policies. Biochar as an organic waste-based highly porous material, with great sorption capacity for nutrient and water storage gives “win–win” solution for horticulture in terms of adjustment to climate change and reduction of environmental impacts, offering a number of benefits to growers. Reduced water and mineral fertilizer use, plant growth stimulation or higher and better quality yields are the most promising benefits. The chapter summarizes the state of knowledge about biochar use in soilless production of horticultural crops, based on scientific reports and results from the experiments conducted worldwide. The provided knowledge can be helpful to answer frequently asked questions: Is it possible to replace standard growing medium with biochar and what are the benefits of peat or mineral wool replacement with biochar for my crop production?
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|Book||Manyà Joan J., Gascó Gabriel (eds.): Biochar as a Renewable-Based Material : With Applications in Agriculture, the Environment and Energy, 2020, World Scientific, ISBN 978-1-78634-896-8, [978-1-78634-896-2], 224 p., DOI:10.1142/q0262|
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